The Foo Fighters have engineered a pretty cool PR campaign for their upcoming album, Wasting Light, out April 12. They've been slowly teasing out snippets of their songs, just seconds long, and now they've released the video for the first single, "White Limo." And it rocks.
Dave Grohl and company's sense of humor shows proudly. The video parodies old '80s rock videos, and Motorhead's Lemmy Kilmister stars as the limo driver. The video starts with blocky text titles from a early-’90s camcorder. Cassette tapes and a Walkman make an appearance. So do roller blades. And car phones. Dave Grohl dons a t-shirt from the TV show Cops.
Musically, it sounds Dave Grohl's time with Josh Homme in Them Crooked Vultures has rubbed off. Check it out — hopefully the album's as good as the single. The band recorded "White Limo," and the entirety of Wasting Light, on analog tape in Grohl's garage. It was part of an attempt to strip the recording process down to basics, and it mirrors preference for analog simplicity shared by musicians like Jack White and The Kills' Alison Mosshart.
The Foo Fighters also announced that they are making a documentary about the band, directed by James Moll, who won an Oscar for his 1999 documentary The Last Days. The documentary will trace the band's history from the early days to the making of Wasting Light.
Here is the new album's track list:
Back & Forth
A Matter Of Time
Miss The Misery
I Should Have Known